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Alcohol and Families Alliance. (2023) Alcohol and intimate partner relationships: research study. United Kingdom: Alcohol and Families Alliance.

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The report looks at the experiences and needs of adults who are affected by the drinking of an intimate partner. It focuses on the tensions, harms and negative effects this drinking can have on a relationship, as well as the support available and the barriers to engaging with, and accessing, these services. It builds on established research into alcohol and intimate partner violence, in order to expand on the issues surrounding relationships and alcohol.

Eight semi-structured interviews with people who have lived experience of being affected by a partner’s alcohol use. An online survey which was answered by 107 people who self-identified as having been affected by an intimate partner’s drinking (currently or historically). The report has a number of key recommendations, targeted at:Government and policy makers; to improve the lives of those affected by the drinking of an intimate partner by enacting policy change. Commissioners, service providers and healthcare professionals; to ensure the services and support delivered is effective. Researchers and academics; to build on the findings from this report and achieve a wider understanding of the experiences of different groups of partners.

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